JANA PAPCUNOVA

OLBIOS CORRESPONDENT SLOVAKIA

 

Name: Mgr. Jana Papcunová

Address: Klimkovičová 17, Košice 040 23

Telephone: 0949 279 296 Email: [email protected]

Education:

Training in systemic couple and family therapy / 200 h. / The Košice Institute for systemic experience Košice December 2014- Present

Slovak State Exam in English, level C1-C2 November 2014

TESOL Teacher training 2011 – 2012

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Level 6 Certificate in Teaching English,

120 hour A, teaching, merit

Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Autumn 2006

Dance and Movement Therapy with Children. Educational voucher received from employer.

Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Autumn 2005

Teaching Language Arts through the Arts. Educational voucher received from employer.

Presov University, Presov, Slovak Republic 1998 – 2004

Magister (Masters) in Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy

Successfully defended Final State Examination: ”Psychological Characteristics Assisting to the Profession in Work and Mentally Handicapped”

Gymnazium School, Opatovska Street. Kosice, Slovak Republic 1994 – 1998

Professional Work Experience

Centre Mokosha NGO, Hlavná 68, Košice January 2015 – present

Co-Founder/Executive Director of the non-profit organization

· Providing individual and group psychological counseling

· Family and couple counseling

· Consultation for parents, partners and loved ones of people with mental illness

· Prevention programs: lectures, seminars and workshops for personal development

Marginal, o.z., Košice

Psychologist (10 hours a week contract) April 2014 – May 2015

· Providing therapeutic interventions for children, young people and families of refugee background who are survivors of tortute and trauma

· Delivering of therapeutic group work programs to children and adults

· Attended educational seminar „Coaching – Innovative approach for better integration of refugees and unaccompanied minors“, Human Rights League, 2 – 3 June 2015, Bratislava

· Attended educational seminar Irregular Migration – Borders and Human Rights, 25 – 27 August 2015, Bratislava

· Lecturer of the project „Iní, a predsa rovnakí“ – Preparing and conducting of thematic workshops for refugee children and their peers from school

· Lecturer of the project “RESERVE” – conducting workshops for pupils and secondary school students about human rights, elimination of prejudices and barriers and discrimination, providing basic information about the integration of refugees in Slovakia

Skřivánek Slovensko, s.r.o , Košice September 2013 – present

Teacher of English, Translator, Interpreter

Threshold Mental Health Services

432 Antrim Road, BT15 5GB Belfast, Northern Ireland September 2007 – March 2013

Project Worker

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· Providing treatment primarily for people with severe and longstanding emotional problems

using principles such as empowerment, democratic dialogue, social inclusion and

establishing a safe environment

· Working within the boundaries and following all in-house policies and

procedures

· Following and promoting health and safety, fire prevention, and security procedures in line

with government guidelines

· Facilitating group work (e.g. Morning Meetings, Community Meetings)

· Facilitating individual work (e.g. Keywork, “time-outs”)

· Linking in with individuals to support and encourage them with living skills

· Receiving deliveries of, administering and recording of medications

· Partaking of all statutory and in-house training as required

Massachusetts Association for the Blind, Boston, USA March 2005 – April 2007

Ivy Street School, Brookline, Massachusetts

Human Resources Assistant

· Support human resources processes by administering tests; scheduling appointments; conducting orientation; maintaining records and information.

· Welcome new employees (mainly from UK) to the organization by conducting orientation.

· Maintain employee confidence and protect operations by keeping human resource information confidential.

· Maintain quality service by following organization standards.

Massachusetts Association for the Blind September 2006 – April 2007

Cottage Farm Program/Kelly House Program, Brookline, Massachusetts

Case Manager – Traumatic Brain Injury Program

· Assist each consumer in the acquisition of life skills including cooking, scheduling, shopping, laundry, transportation etc.

· Support and facilitate the use of compensatory strategies for each consumer.

· Assist each consumer in planning/scheduling appointments/transportation.

· Maintain frequent periodic contact with consumer family members.

· Participate in the medication administration plan, including assisting consumers to learn self-administration skills.

· Participate in the program Team and ISP process, including all required documentation.

· Ensure the implementation of program activities, as scheduled.

· Participate in the maintenance of a supportive and dignified therapeutic environment.

Massachusetts Association for the Blind March 2005 – August 2006

Ivy Street School, Brookline, Massachusetts

Teaching Assistant – Special Education / Residential Program

· Assist teacher in planning and implementing lessons, grading, and activity planning. One-on-one assistance with students of various levels of academic, cognitive, and physical ability.

· Administer behavior management for a population of students with diverse challenges including: oppositional defiant disorder, traumatic brain injury, short and long term memory malfunctions, physical disabilities, verbal and non-verbal learning disabilities, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, and seizure disorder.

· Supervise/coordinate educational department and residential floor when needed.

· Collaborate with all departments (residential and clinical) to assess, and analyze, and plan programming for students.

· Participated in Program Access to Theatre ’05 sponsored by Partners for Youth with Disabilities. Assisted Ivy Street students and other ensemble members explore all phases of theatre activities. Program activities included: theatre games, acting, improvisation, storytelling, choreography, movement, music, costume, props, set design etc.

· Administered medication when needed – Med Certified.

· Trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI).

· Trained in restraint strategies.

· Monitor and assist with general daily activities on residential floor including hygiene, one-to-one bathroom, range of motion exercises, nutrition, and life skills.

· Participated in peer mediation, individual counseling, group counseling when needed by clinicians.

Volunteer Experience

Ethnic Support Group Coordinator, Antrim, Northern Ireland August 2007 – August 2009

· Facilitating support group for people from A8 nations (especially from Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland) to help them with day to day problems twice per week in cooperation with Antrim Borough Council

Massachusetts Association for the Blind, Brookline, Massachusetts May 2005

· Providing daily living assistance for a woman with a visual impairment

Community Assoc. Villa Vallila, Prague, Czech Republic September 2004 – January 2005

· Provided services in a halfway house setting for people who have been physically and verbally abused and others who required this program

· Provided services including individual & group counseling, work therapy, and art therapy

Psychosocial Treatment Center, Kosice, Slovak Republic Summer 2002

· Observation of patients with schizophrenia. Facilitated testing for use in making diagnosis.

The Faculty Hospital Kosice, Clinic of Psychiatry, Kosice, Slovak Republic May 2001

· Communication with adult psychiatric patients.

Children’s Club Kosice, Slovak Republic 1998 – 2004

· Worked with handicapped individuals in a home setting.

· Taught a young autistic man. Helped with preparation for school.

· Provided daily living assistance for visually impaired girl in a wheelchair, as well as for man who has mental delays.

· Participated in research about accessibility for a well-traveled street in Kosice

Languages

Slovak: Native Speaker

English: Advanced C2 – level of reading, writing, and speaking.

German: Fair – level of reading, writing, and speaking.

Braille: Basic – level of reading

Technical skills: Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Statistical Analysis, Internet

Artistic skills: Playing guitar, poetry, books, traditional Slovak dance, photography

Certifications: First Aid, CPR

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